EA Shuts Down Battlefield Revive Network
“We need a favor though: we must ask that you stop throwing down Ammo Crates. In other, more legal-styled terms, please stop distributing copies of our game clients and using our trademarks, logos, and artwork on your sites. Thing is, your websites may easily mislead visitors to believe that you are associated or affiliated with EA—we’re the only ones that get to wear the ‘Official EA’ dog tag. Since you’re Battlefield community members, we know that you are smart and helpful, and will respect that we must protect our intellectual property rights in the franchise.”
The Revive network replaces GameSpy and allows for Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 (the two best Battlefield games by far) to be played online again.
I'm only surprised it took this long for EA to do this. After all, the classic Battlefields are far better than the recent ones and allows for community made content. They make the current ones look bad. This makes me regret all EA purchases I've made. I try not to support them but perhaps I should try even harder.
Links to the Revive networks for BF2 and BF2142 respectively:
Both of these games are featured in our list of the Top 20 Best Multiplayer Shooters of All Time, with BF2142 being within the top 15.